Dirty Old Prom Queen

In '98 I was the prom queen and in '06 I hang out with queens. I'm a private tutor during the day and a comedian at night in ol' NYC. I just can't seem to get out of high school...can someone call the custodian? Vesuvio, I'm locked in!

Monday, March 20, 2006

What was that?

As you may or may not recall, depending on whether or not you read this bloggy very often, the name of my high school clique was called the Hive, named for our stinging attitudes, our penchant for swarming, and our yellow and black unitards. Anyway, last weekend, while I was out at a bar with my friend Mike, we were talking about our cliques and he confessed that he gave his middle school clique the most amazing name.


This incredibly elite, uber-sophisticated, ultra-snobby crew consisted of two 'mos and one very small asian girl. Being a 6th grade honor student, Mike's brain was restless as he combed the dictionary for the perfect word to truly capture what it meant to be in such a top drawer crowd. But alas, the dictionary was empty of such names...for the dictionary was a soulless, classless tomb of useless lexica. Mike panicked, he threw up multiple times during social studies, and was found shaking and fetal underneath the big kids water fountain. WHAT WOULD HIS GROUP BE CALLED???

It was not until the greatest movie of all of 1992 came out that he would find his inspiration. A movie about a magical rainforest. A movie with magical fairy characters like Crysta, Pips and the Beetle Boys. And there it was...Mike called his clique "Ferngully." Never has a name been more menacingly pretentious than that. Mike continued on to magnet high school and to Ivy League college, but would never forget the day when he first became a fairy.


Please tell me the names of any of your high school/middle school cliques!

UPDATE: The small Asian girl in Ferngully, was named Tri Ho. Amaze!

9 Comments:

  • At 2:51 PM, Blogger tps12 said…

    The Brotherhood, after the conformity-enforcing quasi-Communists in Invisible Man.

     
  • At 4:27 PM, Blogger ElleStarr said…

    We all loved to dig on The Woodsies. These were the potheads who retreated to the woods near the school for their noontime toke.

     
  • At 4:54 PM, Blogger marie said…

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  • At 4:55 PM, Blogger marie said…

    After leaving our catholic elementary/middle school, St. Paul's, and entering into a public high school, my friends and I were thus refered to as "Paulsies." I really don't think I need to expound any further.

     
  • At 10:12 AM, Blogger Alison said…

    We were huge dorks and called ourselves--very generically--the team. We used to meet up and everyone would have to wear something with stripes (I guess that was athletic looking) and we had this mascot, a stuffed monkey in an Adidas track suit named Champ. Oh, and we tried to only drink Red Stripe beer. God, I can't believe I'm sharing this with the world.

     
  • At 1:12 PM, Blogger hot lips said…

    The dykes.

     
  • At 6:45 PM, Blogger Rune said…

    Pooper Scoopers...


    ok, I made that up, but that would have been cool.

     
  • At 1:12 AM, Blogger Crystal said…

    The 69th Street Posse. Because we lived on 69th St. and we thought we were funny and clever.
    Em-barassing!

     
  • At 6:14 PM, Blogger shack said…

    "Team Phantasmatron" We even made shirts, iron-ons with terrible MSWords clip art, reading "Team Phantasmatron, better than you since 1872" Also, we all had dumbass nicknames on the back of the shirts. Mine was "Pope Jizzy-P"

     

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